“Why would Assad do it?” Debunking the abstract theories surrounding Syria’s chemical attacks
The April chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma provoked widely-circulated theories questioning why the Assad regime would use chemical weaponry. But do they really hold?
How Britain’s recognition of Israel violated its colonial “mandate” over Palestine
Britain’s undertakings from the government’s own archives, show a pride rooted in false promises of “one nation promising a second the land of a third”
How Saudi Arabia and Iran shared the rise and fall of Ali Abdullah Saleh
The commonly held view that the conflicts in Yemen – and elsewhere in the region – are a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia must be revised.
Don't do It: why attacking Afrin city would be a major blunder for the Syrian rebels
To attack a major Kurdish population centre alongside the forces of a historical adversary is a mistake firstly in terms of principle.